The Pension Research Council sponsors research conferences on topics of timely interest to members. Topics span the range of private and public retirement programs around the world. Themes are suggested by the Advisory Board, and members have the opportunity to explore the social, economic, legal, actuarial, and financial implications of research developments for retirement security.

The 2019 PRC Symposium on Remaking Retirement? Debt in an Aging Economy explored changing patterns of debt as the world ages and what these patterns will imply for retirement security. Implications for plan sponsors, benefits specialists, actuaries, academics, regulators, and plan participants were drawn out in terms of saving, investment, consumption, and housing expenditures. The conference was by invitation only.

The 2018 PRC Symposium on The Disruptive Impact of FinTech on Retirement Systems explored how technological innovation is changing the retirement marketplace, insurance markets, and how plan sponsors help shape workers’ pension saving, investment, and decumulation plans. Academics, policymakers, and industry leaders discussed how these innovative and often disruptive developments are altering the retirement space. Conference participants included plan sponsors, benefits specialists, actuaries, academics, regulators, and others working to design resilient pensions for the next decades.

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